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Organisation : Ministry of Human Resource Development MHRD, MyGov
Contest Name : Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swatantra Bharat Online Essay Competition 2020
Applicable For : Students of Classes 9th to 12th
Contest Last Date : 14th August 2020
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MHRD Aatmanirbhar Bharat Essay Competition

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India is glad to announce an essay competition for school students at the secondary and senior secondary stages (classes IX, X, XI and XII) on the theme ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Swatantra Bharat’, which envisions the emergence of a robust and strong nation committed to the welfare of all.


Aatmanirbhar and Swatantra Bharat campaign focuses on
** ensuring health and wellbeing for all;

** achieving sustainable development with concerns of environment rooted in all initiatives;
** optimizing resource mobilization and develop quality indicators to map interventions,

** strengthening the efforts to bridge all forms of inequalities including social and economic divide for enabling each and every individual to enjoy the fruits of progress.

** evolving multifarious approaches to address natural and human calamities with our own strength and reservoir of resources.
** develop scientific and technical knowledge for innovating strategies to overcome barriers to development.


** Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Indian Constitution and Democracy are the biggest enablers
** India at 75 – A Nation Marching towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat

** Aatmanirbhar Bharat through Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat – Innovation thrives when there is Unity in Diversity
** Digital India for Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Opportunities on COVID-19 and Beyond

** Aatmanirbhar Bharat – How can school children contribute to National Development?
** Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Overcoming Gender, Caste and Ethnic biases

** Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Making of a New India through Bio-diversity and Agricultural Prosperity
** While I exercise my rights, I must not forget to undertake my duties to usher in an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

** My physical fitness is my wealth that will build the Human Capital for Aatmanirbhar Bharat
** Conserve Blue to Go Green for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat


The essay competition is meant for students of Secondary and Higher Secondary Stages from schools under CBSE, KVS, NVS, NIOS and All School boards/SCERTs at the State/UT Level.
** IX to X (Secondary Stage)
** XI to XII (Higher Secondary Stage)

Word Limits of Essay for each theme :
** For the Secondary Stage (Class IX & X) the essay should be within 500* word limits
** For the Higher Secondary Stage (Class XI &XII) the essay should be within 800* word limits

*The essay should not exceed word limit. This would lead to disqualification

Mode Of Submission

** The participant should submit the write-up in PDF file format only.
** Visit the website to submit the essay.

** Write-up text should be submitted in readable Font of Hindi/English.
** Font size should be 12 for English and 14 for Hindi.
** Line spacing should be 1.15 only.
** Entries must be in either in English or Hindi

Selection Criteria

** Selection of the best essay will be taken up at two levels. Firstly, SCERTs may form a committee of experts to examine the entries at the state/UT level and select the 10 best entries.

** Next, the selected 10 essays from each state/UT will become a pool of selected essays for final selection at the national level by a team of experts selected by NCERT.

** All the entries received within the due date will be placed before a Selection Committee for final selection. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the contestants.

** Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/its entries/ winners shall be subject to jurisdiction of Delhi only.

Criteria of Evaluation

The write-ups will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria
** Central Theme – contextual (20%)
** Coherence and organization in structure (20%)
** Creativity (40%)
** Clarity in language expression and Style (20%)

Certification & Award

Attractive prizes shall be announced shortly for the national level entries. However, participation certificates shall be jointly issued by NCERT and My-Gov for all participants who submit their essays.

Terms & Conditions

** The Competition is open to all citizens of India only.
** All entries must be submitted on Entries submitted through any other medium/mode would not be considered for evaluation.

** A participant can send one entry only. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all the entries will be considered as invalid.

** The entry should be original. Copied entries will not be considered under the contest.
** The participant must be the same person who has written the write-up and plagiarism would not be accepted.

** Participant is to make sure that their MyGov profile is accurate and updated since MHRD would be using this for further communication. This includes details such as name, photo, complete postal address, email ID and phone number. Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered.

Last Date

Last Date of Submission is 14th August 2020; 11.59 PM.

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